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About the KCCVS

The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) manages Kentucky’s AmeriCorps national service programs. The Commission is a statewide, bipartisan group comprised of up to 25 members, appointed by the governor, with diverse service and volunteerism backgrounds.

The KCCVS was created in 1994 to serve as a conduit for federal funds that support AmeriCorps programs in the commonwealth, encourage and recognize volunteerism and assist in service program development. 

KCCVS funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Kentucky General Assembly. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is the parent agency for the commission, providing administrative support and oversight.


To engage Kentuckians in volunteerism and service to positively impact our communities.


Joe Bringardner (photo by Marcia Goss)
Executive Director: Joe Bringardner (Bio)

Executive Assistant: Shannon Ramsey (Bio)

Program Officer: Carrie Stith-Webster (Bio)

Grants/Financial Officer: Jill Lancaster

Policy Advisor: Linda Harney (Bio)

AmeriCorps Training Assistant: Andrew GottWorth

AmeriCorps Service Fellow: Gage Richardson

Interested in applying for the Commission?

Follow the instructions on the Governor's Office Boards and Commissions website (online application portal or PDF). Don't forget to put "Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS)" in the top for the board/commission name. For more information, contact Shannon Ramsey.

Commission Information

Commission Leadership

Kevin Mays, Commission Chairman
Appointed 2010 (Bio)
Certified Public Accountant
Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs
Bowling Green/Warren County

Kevin Russell, Commission Vice Chairman
Appointed 2009 (Bio)
Information Technology Specialist
U.S. Government
Radcliff/Hardin County

Jamine Hamner, Commission Secretary
Appointed 2008 (Bio)
Director, Volunteer Services
St. Joseph Health System
Lexington/Fayette County

Daron Jordan, Immediate Past Chairman
Appointed 2009 (Bio)
Community Development Director
City of Madisonville
Madisonville/Hopkins County

Commission Members

Melissa Benton
Appointed 2009
Path2Promise Program Manager
CHFS DCBS Division of Family Support
Frankfort/Franklin County

Julian Bond
Appointed 2014
Kentucky Retirement Systems
Frankfort/Franklin County

DeAnna Brangers
Appointed 2016
Volunteer Sector
Prospect/Jefferson County

Evelyn Claffy
Appointed 2008
Retired Teacher/Guidance Counselor
Frankfort/Franklin County

Andrew Cole
Appointed 2016
Director of Campus Ministry
Thomas Moore College
Crestview Hills/Kenton County

Elizabeth Combs
Appointed 2011 (Bio)
Jackson Kelly PLLC
Lexington/Fayette County

Tamara Cox
Appointed 2010 (Bio)
Daniel Boone Community Action Agency
Mt. Vernon/Rockcastle County

Bill Farmer Jr.
Appointed 2010 (Bio)
United Way of the Bluegrass
Lexington/Fayette County

John Gillig
Appointed 2014
Retired, Public Policy Chairman
Kentucky Alliance of YMCA's, WaterStep
Frankfort/Franklin County

Gary McCollum
Appointed 2014 (Bio)
Assistant General Counsel
Alliance Coal, LLC
Lexington/Fayette County

Megan Mortis
Appointed 2013 (Bio)
Executive Director
Volunteer and Information Center
Henderson/Henderson County

Lauren Palmer
Appointed 2014 (Bio)
College of Education Supervisor
Northern Kentucky University
Verona/Boone County

Jackie Rogers
Appointed 2009
Science Hill Independent School District
Science Hill/Pulaski County

Madison Silvert
Appointed 2014 (Bio)
Greater Owensboro Economic Development
Owensboro/Daviess County

Lanny Taulbee
Appointed 2013 (Bio)
Physical Disabilities Resource Coordinator
CHFS Dept. for Aging and Independent Living
Lexington/Fayette County

Maggie Garvey
Ex-officio, non-voting
Kentucky State Director
CNCS Kentucky State Office
Louisville/Jefferson County 

Andrew GottWorth
Appointed 2013 (Bio)
Ex-officio, non-voting
Student, graduated Dec. 2015 (Masters in Environmental Studies)
Kentucky State University
Frankfort/Franklin County

Commissioner Resources


KCCVS Committee Structure


Last Updated 8/30/2016